Tear Here - Robert Tear - Signed Copy
Signed on title page, no dedication, very good condition.
"Tear made over 250 records for many major recording companies. Roles he sang on disc range in diversity from Uriel in Haydn's "Creation" to the painter in Alban Berg's Lulu, and from Pitichinaccio in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann to Sir Harvey in Donizetti's Anna Bolena. His many classical recordings include performances of Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Bruckner, Stravinsky, Janáček, Wagner and Messiaen. In the English canon, he also recorded songs by Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arthur Butterworth and of course Benjamin Britten.
In 1967 he recorded for EMI a standout performance of Basil Lam's "baroque" version of Handel's "Messiah", with Elizabeth Harwood (soprano), Janet Baker (mezzo soprano), Paul Esswood (counter tenor), and Raimund Herincx (bass), with the English Chamber Orchestra, leader Emanuel Hurwitz, and the Ambrosian Singers and Maurits Sillem, harpsichord continuo, with Sir Charles Mackerras conducting."